The representative of the agency led by Hernán Vega also commented on the plans to expand fuel supply: “We have participated in the Altiplano Gas Commission (GAA), in which measures needed to meet demands generated were discussed. YPFB Corporation, through its subsidiary YPFB Transport, will execute pipeline extension works in order to meet natural gas demand until 2015.”
The EEC-GNV managed to convert 47,317 in three years. “Due to the efforts made by the agency, more than 46,000 vehicles are no longer using gasoline as a primary fuel. Now, our remaining tasks and challenges are focused on reducing diesel consumption through engine conversions and other technologies. Our goal is to reduce fuel imports and hence the cost of the subsidy granted by the State, through the conversion of vehicles using liquid fuel to CNG. Furthermore, we seek to cut the cost of public transport operation, which is reflected in the fares charged to citizens,” Mostajo explained.
A few days ago, the Deputy Minister of Industrialization, Commerce, Transportation and Hydrocarbon Storage, Álvaro Arnez, was even more optimistic about projections: “This year we expect to convert 35,000 vehicles at least. The purchase of 30,000 cylinders and 25,000 CNG kits has been approved; this will push the conversions and the cylinders verification and replacement program, which is very important for this administration.” For the acquisition of these cylinders and kits, a national and international bidding process through the EEC-GNV will be launched.
Read the full article on the interview with the representative of the EEC-GNV in the March issue of GNV Latinoamérica magazine.
Video: ad-film from EEC-GNV campaign known as “You save more with CNG” (only in Spanish)